The 20m span x 40m long fabric military building from Rubb’s EFASS range features 9.8m wide x 5m high roller shutter doors in each gable end for easy access to and from the facility.
Rubb’s Rapid Erect Structures feature aluminium framework that has been designed to maximize strength, minimize weight and still be robust enough to withstand the most challenging environments. The high quality 6082 T6 structural aluminium is annodized black and steel components are hot dipped galvanized to protect from corrosion.
The tough PVC covering tensioned membrane forms the protective barrier between the environment and the vehicles and equipment inside. This hangar is clad with insulated fabric panels and can accommodate at least two amphibious vehicles for maintenance and storage. It will also be used to store and protect spare parts, tools and equipment.
At the MoD’s request, Rubb also included a roof mounted crane with a Safe Working Load of 1,500kg in the hangar’s design to support ongoing Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul procedures.
The structure was transported to Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld, British Forces HQ Germany, in two 20ft ISO containers and the doors were packed into two crates.
The Royal Engineers prepared the foundations then a Rubb construction supervisor then traveled to the site to oversee and assist with the building work, which was completed by the Royal Engineers in eight working days.
Sales Manager Andy Knox said: “We have listened to feedback about this project from enquiry, through to sale and beyond and implemented this into the project. Our military buildings are the ideal solution for storage and maintenance requirement for land vehicles and all terrain vehicles, and now this installation shows that these structures are not just limited to supporting aviation requirements.”